That was the lifespan of a short-lived statistic known as Game-Winning RBI (GWRBI), a stat that was eliminated because it did not only focus on the truly clutch moments of a game. Said Keith Hernandez, forever the all-time leader in GWRBI with 129, "If you win 10-0, you shouldn't have one. You hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, there's not that kind of pressure early in the game."
Pressure. Some wilt under its weight while others rise to the occasion and produce when their team needs them most.
Over the course of time, the New York Yankees have seen countless players who fall into both categories.
But we aren't here to reminisce about those who could not—we are here to celebrate those who could, who did and who continue to perform under pressure—those who can be called clutch.
For the New York Yankees, they have had countless players win games for them over the course of their storied history.
Lets take a look at the 25 most prolific performers.